4 out of 4 stars
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If you're a sucker for paranormal romance, you don't want to miss Dianna Love’s novel. Star-crossed lovers Cole Cavanaugh and Tess Janver will make you believe in second chances and what it means to sacrifice oneself to save another. It is written in third person point-of-view. Gray Wolf Mate is the first book in the League of Gallize Shifters pentalogy. Each book is a stand alone.
A year after shifters came out in public, Cole Cavanaugh discovered he was one. Moreover, he was a Gallize shifter, a secret shifter kind that has top skills and one of the best in the shifter world. His plan to marry his college sweetheart, Tess, crumbled to dust when he left and became a Gallize shifter. Seven years later, they meet again. This time, Tess is in danger from a dangerous wolf pack. Cole is determined to save her although she thinks that she does not need his help. He has a chance to redeem himself again, even if he knows he’ll soon succumb to a mating curse.
Love has a way to keep the readers interested in the story. She masterfully weaves Tess and Cole’s present lives while inserting bits and pieces of their past. There is something unique in their love story that makes you want to see them together in the end. The action parts are well-written. The pacing is fast, but it still allows readers to keep up without getting lost in the way.
Love also created strong female characters. I could not help but admire their independence and strength. Tess was a strong woman like her mother. She does need her father’s power to secure a high position at work because she is capable to do that on her own. Another strong character was Isabella. I love novels that portray strong women instead of the usual damsels in distress.
The addition of the mating curse twist was delightful. There are too many books in the paranormal romance genre. Most of those books revolve around the same story, and I already got tired of it. The premise of a mating curse was new to me. I loved the concept. The idea of having a variety of shifters also appealed to me. I adored it that shifters were not restricted to the Feline family, as with most books in the same genre. Some shifters are eagles, bears, and even elephants! There are lots of things to watch out for in the next series.
I only found a few errors in the book. For example, “role” his eyes should be “roll” his eyes. Other punctuation marks were missing as well. The errors did not deter my reading pace, though. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Gray Wolf Mate: League of Gallize Shifters by Dianna Love. I give it 4 out of 4 stars. As there is sexual content, I would recommend this book to readers ages 18 and above. This book would also be a good match for readers who enjoy fantasy and paranormal romance.
Gray Wolf Mate: League Of Gallize Shifters
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